Human Resources

Resolving Workplace Conflicts

Resolving Workplace Conflicts

Workplace conflicts are inevitable. Clashing personalities, stressors at work and simply spending large amounts of time with the same group of people can generate conflict. In fact, a recent study revealed that 85% of employees reported dealing with some form of conflict at their workplace. Unresolved workplace conflicts not only negatively impact employee morale, but …

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Jury Duty Leave Requirements

Jury Duty Leave Requirements

Federal law imposes the following jury duty leave requirements on all employers: Employers are prohibited from discharging, threatening to discharge, intimidating, or coercing any permanent employee because of the employee’s jury service in a federal court. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers cannot make deductions for absence of an exempt employee due to …

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The Cost of Employee Turnover

The Cost of Employee Turnover

High turnover rates can be incredibly costly to an organization, making employee retention vital to success. While established employees can offer valuable insights based on their experiences in the organization, when they leave the organization they take all of that experience with them, forcing resources to be used on finding and training a replacement. The …

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Employees Want More Money

Employees Want More Money, and It’s Making Them Quit

What’s the main driver keeping employees with your business? Company culture? Career mobility? If you ask your employees, they’ll probably say it’s their paycheck. That’s according to a PayScale survey that found pay to be the strongest motivator for quitting. Of over 38,000 individuals surveyed, 25% said more compensation was their motivation for quitting, while …

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Best Practices for Performance Reviews

Performance Reviews: Best Practices

Performance Management is an important part of a company’s quality assurance and employee engagement strategies. Many companies formally evaluate an employee’s performance and progress after an initial introductory period and then again on an annual or semi-annual basis. Although performance evaluations can improve productivity and employee morale, many employers do not make them a high …

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